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268,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
15% more in abnormally dry areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday. This map shows the drought conditions on September 22, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Nebraska
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Nebraska lasted 348 weeks beginning on February 5, 2002 and ending on September 30, 2008. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of October 2, 2012 where D4 affected 77.61% of Nebraska land.
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